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PostSubject: Gulf corals in oil spill zone appear healthy   Fri Oct 22, 2010 10:10 am

Life appears bountiful despite initial fears that crude could have wiped out many of these delicate deepwater habitats.

Steve Ross and others are conducting research from a Greenpeace ship in the Gulf, using a two-man sub as they work to determine if the corals have suffered damage, or may take a hit from long-term impacts, such as stunted reproduction rates.

"We thought certainly that ... we would see signs of damage," Ross said. "And we're very pleased to say so far, that in these locations, we haven't seen a large scale damage to the coral habitats. We're still looking, but so far, it's good."

Read it here.....By BRIAN SKOLOFF, Associated Press Writer

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